Botswana Moremi - Bruce Taylor

Complete Botswana: Okavango Delta, Moremi, Chobe & Vic Falls

17 days from £3,150 per person (excl. international flights)

South Africa  – Maun  – Okavango Delta  – Makgadikgadi Plains  – Moremi Reserve  – Vic Falls

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Delve deep into Botswana, finishing at one of the seven natural wonders of the world

Set off on a captivating African journey, beginning in Johannesburg and heading north into Botswana. At the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, witness the awe-inspiring presence of white rhinos, their majestic forms a testament to ongoing,g intensive conservation efforts. The sanctuary's Kalahari sandveld hosts a vibrant ecosystem, teeming with zebras and wildebeest.

In Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, prepare for encounters with elephants, buffalo, and an array of birdlife. Glide through the delta's reed-lined channels on a mokoro, marveling at red lechwe and the tranquil water gurgling beneath. Camping under the stars, you'll be surrounded by the sounds of nature—elephants in the distance and kingfishers singing their melodies.

Moremi Game Reserve offers a wildlife spectacle with elephants, hippos, buffalo, and lions gracing the landscape. A journey to Makgadikgadi Pans reveals the shimmering saltpans, attracting migratory species like wildebeest, giraffes, and zebras, creating a temporary oasis in this arid region.

Chobe National Park, a haven for large wildlife herds, invites you to witness the raw beauty of African landscapes. Conclude your adventure at Victoria Falls, where the "smoke that thunders" surrounds a fertile rainforest, drawing colorful birdlife to its misty embrace. This journey promises encounters with diverse wildlife, creating indelible memories of the natural wonders of Southern Africa.


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The itinerary…

Day 1: Time to Take Off!

Head to the international airport and board your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg

Land in Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning. You will have the whole day to adjust and prepare for the exciting adventure that awaits you. Spend the night at the Rivonia Lodge in Johannesburg in a standard en-suite room.

Day 3: To Botswana

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Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Depart from Johannesburg in the early morning, head north into Botswana and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community-based wildlife project established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino. Their ambitions are to restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state, and to provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. This reserve is situated on the Kalahari sandveld which has several natural waterholes and provides prime habitat for white rhino, zebra and wildebeest.

You will stay at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, in a twin-share room with one bathroom shared between two rooms.

Day 4: Maun!

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Okavango Delta

Drive through the Kalahari to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Since Maun’s founding in 1915 as the capital of the Batawana people, it has had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town helping the local cattle ranching and safari operations. The name "Maun" is derived from the San word "maung", which translates "the place of short reeds."

There is an optional activity of a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (at your own expense).

You'll spend the night at the Island Safari Loadge in a twin bedroom with en-suite facilities. You will also have use of the swimming pool, bar, and restaurants.

Day 5-6: A night under the stars in the Okavango Delta

Mokoro

Mokoro on the delta

Today you will drive into the Okavango Delta to the launch station where you will board a mokoro and pole to the tented camp in the heart of the largest inland delta in the world. This amazing environment has large numbers of red lechwe, buffalo, elephants, and birds, particularly kingfishers! One of the best experiences in the Okavango Delta is to be poled along reed-lined channels in a mokoro (dug-out canoe). Sit back and relax as the water gurgles gently under the mokoro while your skilled poler points out the fauna and flora.

Spend the following two nights in a wilderness-tented camp. Each tent is equipped with twin camp beds and en-suite chemical toilets. The camp has a shared bucket shower - with hot water provided! Please note that you want to leave no trace of your stay here so take all rubbish away with you.

Day 7-10: Game drives in Moremi

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Moremi

Cruise in an open 4-wheel drive vehicle into Moremi Game Reserve where there is fantastic game viewing. Chief’s Island is the largest landmass within Moremi. The next four days will be spent on game drives in both the Moremi Game Reserve and in private concession reserves surrounding the park. These areas are home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, hippos, buffalo, and lions. In the afternoon of day 10, you will return to Maun.

During the first three nights, you will stay in an exclusive private tented bush camp. On the fourth night, upon returning to Maun, you will spend another night at the Island Safari Lodge.

Day 11: Makgadikgadi Pans

Zebras In Makgadikgadi Pans

Zebras in Makgadikgadi Pans

Today you will head to Nata. The shimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi appear as a glaring white, endless plain. When the rain comes a dramatic change takes place as thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the sweet nutritious grasslands and clouds of flamingos feed in its algae-rich waters. It is an area of low rainfall, so this spectacle only lasts a short while. (Please note due to high rainfall in the area over the last few years that there is water in the section of the pans you will visit)

Stay at Nata Lodge in a twin luxury tent with en suite facilities, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar.

Day 12-13: Chobe National Park

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Chobe River

Enter Chobe National Park, home to the Chobe River which attracts some of the largest wildlife herds in Africa. Upon your arrival, you can choose to do an optional afternoon game drive (own expense). The following day you will go on an early morning game drive, then spend the afternoon game viewing on a sunset cruise where herds of elephants quench their thirst.

These two days will be spent at the Thebe River Safaris in the twin room with en suite facilities, a swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant.

Day 14-15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls From Above

Victoria Falls

Over these two days, you will visit “Mosi oa Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders” - Victoria Falls. These magnificent falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world. A rich and fertile rain forest, fed by the spray or “smoke”, surrounds the falls attracting colourful birdlife. There are optional activities to white water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, go bungee jumping, take a scenic flight over the falls, and more (at your own expense)

Spend your final evening of the tour at the Shearwater Explorer Village in a twin room with en-suite facilities, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar.

Day 16: Time to fly home

Meet for your final breakfast with the rest of the group before heading to the airport in the afternoon. Fly directly to Johannesburg and check in for your overnight flight back to the UK

Day 17: Home sweet home

Land back in the UK in the early hours of the morning.


Duration: 17

Location: Botswana, Africa

Price: £3150pp

The price of this 17-day trip is £3,350 which includes - all internal flights, transportation during the tour, 15 nights of accommodation, experienced guides, entrance fees, and some meals are provided.

Accommodation and meal inclusions are as follows:

  • 1 night Riviona River Lodge, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, - standard room, breakfast included.
  • 1 night Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Southern Botswana - twin-share chalet, breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
  • 1 night Island Safari Lodge, Maun, Central Botswana - twin-share room, breakfast included.
  • 2 nights of wilderness camping, Okavango Delta - tented camp with twin camp beds, all meals provided.
  • 3 nights private tented camp, Moremi Game Reserve, Delta region - twin-share permanent tented camp with en-suite, all meals provided.
  • 1 night Island Safari Lodge, Maun, Central Botswana - twin-share room, breakfast included.
  • 1 night Nata Lodge, Makgadikgadi Pans region - twin-share luxury tent with en-suite, breakfast and lunch provided.
  • 2 nights Thebe River Safaris, Chobe National Park - twin room with en-suite, breakfast and lunch provided.
  • 2 nights Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - twin room with en-suite, breakfast included.

Price also includes:

  • Game drives and activities mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Guide fees and park entrance fees
  • Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg

Exclusions:

  • International flights to/from the UK.
  • Any optional activities (including game drives) that are marked as optional.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned as included.
  • Single supplements
  • Local payment of US$300 payable to the tour leader on departure.
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